Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Dr Johnson's Dictionary

So I am a bit beside myself, having found 4 perfect volumes of Dr Johnson's dictionary, printed in 1805 and true to the original.Complete with descriptives of each word and a sentence to show you how to use the word.
I'm going through it slowly and finding words we no longer use and what they meant.
Today was Bellygod and Benting time
Bellygod: (from the belly of god)  A glutton, one who makes a god of his belly.! and
Benting time: the time when pigeons feed on bents before peas are ripe. Of course!

These books are wonderful and I think I may well be blogging more words I find that we no longer use.!

G'night eveyone
Pepys the pigeon